ORANGE, NJ — Orange resident Samuel MacFoy celebrated a major milestone, his 105th birthday! Family, friends, fellow residents and staff threw him a birthday party at Alaris Health at St. Mary’s, 135 S. Center St., Orange, where he resides. MacFoy has lived at St. Mary’s for more than four years.
Samuel received an unexpected “Happy Birthday” this year from the president and first lady. A letter arrived for MacFoy, straight from The White House, congratulating him on this milestone and stating, “Your story is an integral part of the American narrative.”
Even at age 105, MacFoy remains passionate about his daily morning socials, as well as the variety of musical performances happening at the facility. He was born in Sierra Leone in 1910, where he grew up to be an accountant and eventually becoming the assistant minister for finance in the Department of Justice in Monrovia, Liberia. He moved to the United States in 1990 with his wife. He has several children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
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